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TennisEarth's Articles – December 2009 Archive (10)

Top 10 players of the decade - Men (Part 1)

In our last two editions of the 'BEST of the DECADE' we talked about 10 of the finest women's players that graced the tennis world with their guile, charm and charisma. So, now we turn our attention to men who dominated the 2000-09 decade with their phenomenal achievements and swashbuckling performances to make the cut at the 'top 10 best male tennis players of the decade' list.



10 - Novak Djokovic



We kick off our top 10 list with a player who is undoubtly, one of the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 28, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Top 10 Players of the Decade - Women (Part 2)

In part one we included some of the biggest and most consistent names in women's tennis, some of which went on to become multiple Grand Slam champions, whereas others put an end to their elusive careers amidst controversies and personal choices. As we reveal the second part of our list for the most successful female tennis players of the decade, we ensure that each one of them is as aptly placed as possible, cause' , let's face it people, women's tennis in the past 10 years reached new heights… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 24, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Federer loses top spot to Djokovic in newly launched TennisEarth Ratings

Have you ever wondered how it feels to win two Grand slams in a year, along with the final spot in all four majors and still be ranked No.2 at the yearend rankings? Of course, you don't, after all we are not even close to being in the same league as tennis great Roger Federer and so it inevitably brings a variety of responses to the fore, doesn't it? Some might find it absolutely unjustified, some might find themselves inquisitive, and others may simply discard the whole idea.



But… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 players of the Decade - Women (Part - 1)

The 2000-09 decade can be easily considered one of the most competitive decade women's tennis has ever witnessed. With no clear domination of a single player, there were twelve different Grand Slam winners from and a series of nail-biting rivalries that regaled the tennis arena with some breath-taking tennis. As we bid goodbye to the past decade, let's take a look at some of the brightest names of the last ten years -





10- Martina Hingis



We kick off our list of the 10… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 1:03am — 1 Comment

Andy Murray - The Story so far....... (Part - 2)

In the second part, we discuss Murray's rise to stardom with a whopping six titles and the No.2 ranking, that he held for a short period of time and also the expectations set for the 2010 season.



When columnist Des Kelly teased Murray about Scotland's absence from the 2006 World Cup, Murray, unaware of the consequences, scacastically said, “I'll be supporting anyone but England.” Unfortunately, another journalist fabricated a story out of the comments suggesting Murray was… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 21, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Andy Murray - The story so far........ ( Part 1)

“I can't think of any player during my time who played like Andy. He is special. I have never seen anybody like him before. I've never seen anyone like that. Andy has all the shots, and great hands. He is going to become the best player in the world ”



- Bjorn Borg



Well, he is pretty much there. He is where he should be – almost on top of the world ! ( Murray held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks, from August 17, 2009 to August 31, 2009 which makes him the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

10 Most Emotional Victories Of All Times- Part 2

Sports stage one of the finest display of a range of emotions that is at times absent in even the best of Operas, infact it can sometimes be more emotional than the second act of Aida. After all, for a sportsperson, the playground becomes an inseperable part of his or her character which sees him through some of the most difficult phases in life. Tennis, being an individual sport, brings this sentimental element with grace and vivacity, and sometimes with tears and ecstatic… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:24pm — No Comments

10 Most Emotional Victories of All Times - Part 1

It is often said that there are a few things in life that should not be compared - pain, emotions, love and sometimes personal achievements. However, true to form, we all believe in categorizing things, making countdowns, best and worst lists. We all blame others for being judgemental at some point in our life and yet secretly follow the same pattern towards others with equal passion and tenacity.



Actually, it's a human nature to compare and extensify one's efforts to yield the best… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

TennisEarth releases nomination list for 2009 Players Awards

As the successful 2009 Tennis Season finally ends, it's time for rewards and recognition as the best players in the world vie for top honors. Here is the list of nominations released by TennisEarth.com for the 2009 Players Awards.



Player of the Year (Male) -



Juan Martin Del Potro

Nikolay Davydenko

Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer



Player of the Year (Female) -



Caroline Wozniacki

Dinara Safina

Serena Williams

Svetlana… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

2009 WTA Season - The Year that was....!

The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…



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Added by TennisEarth on December 7, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

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